Souleymane Alio is relishing Burkina Faso’s victory against Nigeria at the ongoing U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Algeria.
Burkina Faso defeated Nigeria 2-1 to seal both semi-final and FIFA U17 World Cup tickets on Thursday in Algiers.
Alio, named man of the match, says the team has a renewed hope and ambition after earning a morale boosting ticket to the World Cup.
“We are delighted with the ticket to the World Cup and now, the focus shifts to the title and we will try to win it. We have a good team and we can do it,” Alio said after the match.
On how his team defeated Nigeria, the forward saisy, they played as a team.
“Although I did not score, I feel I did well to help my team. Overall we played as a team and worked hard for the victory against a very tough opponent,” he added.
Burkina Faso will face Senegal in the semi-finals on Sunday.
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